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Subject: Re: Iriver file formats

Re: Iriver file formats

From: Jochen Schulz <>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 15:50:17 +0100

Nigel Gardner:
> I ripped several CD's onto my Iriver via Windows Media Player before
> realising that the default format was set to 'Windows Media Audio' rather
> than 'Mp3'. I can not play these files with Rockbox although I can using
> the Iriver firmware. Is there a plugin or anyway to allow Rockbox to play
> these files?

No and it is not possible (at least not without a considerable risk to
get sued and technical hassle). Microsoft doesn't want anyone to use
their formats without their blessing. Classical "vendor lock-in". The
best thing you can do is to re-rip and encode to more open formats like
MP3 (although it is patented, too) or Ogg Vorbis (completely free, but
many players don't support it -- Rockbox does, of course.)

When I am at nightclubs I enjoy looking at other people and assessing
their imagined problems.
[Agree]   [Disagree]

Received on 2006-02-16

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